Greenford Park Cemetery 7216

London, England, Greater London, Ealing

Brief Description

The generally modest gravestones are set in mown grass, with some ornamental trees and shrubs as well as larger horse chestnut, sycamore, Lombardy poplar and willow. New landscaping has been undertaken in around 2001 by the Council's Parks contractors which include a new garden of rest on the site of former cemetery buildings near the entrance.

History

The cemetery was initially opened as a private cemetery, later taken over by Greenford Council. It was declared open for interments 'at exceptionally low charges' in January 1902.

Visitor Facilities

8am - weekdays, 9am weekends. Closing: 4.30pm Nov-Feb; 5.30pm Mar, Oct; 7pm Sept, Apr; 8pm May-Aug.

Detailed Description

Greenford Park Cemetery was opened as a private cemetery, later taken over by Greenford Council. It was laid out on former farmland on the west side of Brent Valley, with a grid of paths leading to a small chapel in the centre. It was declared open for interments 'at exceptionally low charges' in January 1902; in 1905 it was agreed that Hanwell parishioners could be buried there. The gravestones are set in mown grass, with some ornamental trees and shrubs as well as larger trees including horse chestnut, sycamore, Lombardy poplar and willow.

Sources consulted:

Meg Game, John Archer, Mathew Frith, 'Nature Conservation in Ealing', Ecology Handbook 16 (London Ecology Unit), 1991, p46; Middlesex County Times 4/1/1902; 28/1/1905; Peter Hounsell, 'Ealing and Hanwell Past' (Historical Publications, 1991) p57

For more information see http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=EAL018

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

8am - weekdays, 9am weekends. Closing: 4.30pm Nov-Feb; 5.30pm Mar, Oct; 7pm Sept, Apr; 8pm May-Aug.

Directions

Rail: Southall/Greenford then bus. Tube: Greenford then bus. Bus: 92, 282, E5.
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust